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07 June, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 13 — Judges 14 and 15

Study 13 From the Book of Judges is: Judges 14 and 15

  1. Note the contradictory elements in Samson’s character. He was a judge in Israel, yet his life-story centres around his dubious relationships with Philistine women. His unshorn locks denoted a Nazirite consecrated to God, yet his chief aim was to please himself. How many more such contrasts can you discover? How important is it that we should be consistent in our Christian profession? Cf. 2 Cor. 6:14; 1 Thes. 5:22.
  2. What does the incident of 15:18, 19 teach regarding God’s ability to supply every need of His servants? Cf. 1 Ki. 17:4, 9; Phil. 4:19.
Note. The apathetic acceptance of the Philistine yoke by the men of Judah was the most dangerous feature of this period. Samson’s one-man activity was used of God to bring the danger of complete Philistine domination out into the open.